Relatives and others involved in the search for 13 Japanese who vanished decades ago filed abduction complaints with police on Thursday, alleging they were snatched and forcibly taken to North Korea.

In the case of Tatsumitsu Kaneda, who was 26 when he vanished from Hyogo Prefecture in 1979, the complaint names a former member of a North Korean intelligence organization as one of the suspects.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.